The September Phillips After 5 involved a color block contest which featured outfits that were influenced by Ellsworth Kelly paintings. Sully Engelhart was our top choice because of her splashy sweater.
Josh Navarro: How would you describe your style?
Raphaela Guzman: Part of me always tries to keep it classy, but I’m incapable of taking myself seriously. My weakness for florals and the bright colors usually runs the show, so my style ends up being kind of kooky. Sometimes I pick certain colors or patterns because they are evocative of things I wore as a kid, and I take comfort in them.
I chose to photograph Omar Masri, the friendly face of Tryst at the Phillips, because he gets to dress like himself at work. His casual style is always visible.